COAL presents monthly art exhibits at its gallery where members can display their artwork and offer it for sale. Ribbons are awarded in the various art categories. Art Category Rules and Definitions , monthly show entry forms, and release of liability forms can be found on the Policies and Forms page of this site.
Monthly receptions are held on Sundays (except for December). Show and reception dates and times can be found in the Calendar. More information about special cash award shows can be found under Events.
Meetings and Demos
COAL holds monthly meetings and art demonstrations (except for July, August, & December) See Demo Artist Page for address, map, dates, and times of demos.
These meetings are open to the public and feature an art demonstration conducted by a well-known local artist. This program is made possible in part by a Community Arts Grant from the City of Carlsbad's Cultural Arts Office.
Art on the Green
COAL member artists display their artwork at Art on the Green every weekend (weather permitting) on the lawn in front of the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, 3075 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008. Map
Members who wish to participate must meet certain requirements and be juried into the group by the COAL Board of Directors. See the Art on the Green Rules on the Policies and Forms page. Also visit the Carlsbad Inn Art Blog.
Each month (except March & August), one COAL member is a featured artist and is given a prominent space to display his/her artwork in the gallery. To qualify for featured artist, the member must have won Best of Show at one of the COAL monthly art shows. These artists can be seen on the Featured Artists page.
Life Drawing Group
Canceled until Further Notice
COAL periodically invites an outside group to display artwork in the COAL gallery during one of the regular monthly art shows. These groups include high school art classes, the children’s show, and an artist outreach grant program for developmentally disabled adults.